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intr.v. soughed, sough·ing, soughs
To make a soft murmuring or rustling sound.
A soft murmuring or rustling sound, as of the wind or a gentle surf.
[Middle English swowen, soughen, from Old English swōgan.]
(intr) (esp of the wind) to make a characteristic sighing sound
a soft continuous murmuring sound
[Old English swōgan to resound; related to Gothic gaswogjan to groan, Lithuanian svageti to sound, Latin vāgīre to lament]
(Civil Engineering) dialect Northern English a sewer or drain or an outlet channel
[of obscure origin]
1. to make a rushing, rustling, or murmuring sound: the wind soughing through the pine trees.n.
2. a sighing, rustling, or murmuring sound.
[before 900; (v.) Middle English swoghen, Old English swōgan to make a noise, c. Old Saxon swōgan;]
Past participle: soughed
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|Verb||1.||sough - make a murmuring sound; "the water was purling"|